Guidance & Counseling


Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

Guidance & Counseling

School Counseling

 The Cleveland Heights High School Counseling team includes four school counselors assigned to students alphabetically by last name, three social workers assigned by grade level, a guidance technician who is focused on college entrance and scholarships and an administrative assistant.

The team works with students and parents to engage students, foster achievement and inspire excellence.

Parents/guardians are part of our team and we look forward to assisting families and students with their academic, personal/social and college/career needs.



2019-20 Counseling Department Evening Information Events for Parents 
Students welcome at all events. The Guidance Department will host information meetings for students during the school day. 

  • Wednesday, September 4, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., 12th Grade College Planning Night, Auditorium. The guidance counselors will discuss using the web based data management system Naviance, selecting a college and the application process.
  • Wednesday, October 2, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Financial Aid Information Night, Mini Auditorium. The presentation will include: guidelines used by colleges for financial aid, types of financial aid, how to apply for financial aid and completing the FAFSA financial aid form.  Also, included is an overview of types of available scholarships, tips on searching for scholarships, and the scholarship application process.  
  • Wednesday, January 8, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., College Credit Plus Info Night, Auditorium
  • Wednesday, January 29, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., 9th & 10th Grade (2020-2021 school year) Scheduling Information Night, Auditorium
  • Wednesday, January 29, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., 11th & 12th Grade (2020-2021 school year) Scheduling Information Night, Auditorium
  • Thursday, March 19, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., 11th Grade Parent College Planning Night, Mini Auditorium

The School Counselors and Social Workers are:
  • Child advocates who work collaboratively with parents, students, teachers, administrators and communities
  • Educational specialists who assist students with their academic, career development and personal/social areas
The Goals of the Counseling Department:
  • Assist students with educational, personal, career and goal planning
  • Develop personalized programs based on each student’s strengths and needs
  • Help students understand themselves and others
  • Assist students in identifying and dealing with problems
  • Identify students with special needs
  • Provide crisis intervention when necessary
  • Coordinate referrals to school and community support services
  • Serve as a resource to students, parents, teachers, and administrators
Some Reasons to Contact Your Child’s School Counselor:
  • Academic skills support
  • Career preparation
  • Postsecondary (life after high school) planning and application process
  • School adjustment issues
  • Coping, problem-solving, decision-making concerns
  • Organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Peer relationships and conflict resolution problems

Some Reasons to Contact Your Child’s School Social Worker:

  • Barriers to attendance
  • School adjustment issues
  • Community resources for the student and/or the family
  • Coping, problem-solving, decision making
  • Social/emotional barriers to academic success
  • Peer relationships and conflict resolution problems 

Career & College Planning Resources

The College/Scholarship Zone is open to all students. Available materials include online college and career databases, scholarship resources, trade and technical school directories, armed services information and registration materials for the ACT and SAT.

Admissions representatives from over 90 colleges and universities hold College Conference Meetings during the school day each fall with information for students about a wide variety of schools.

College/University Admission Counselors can register for a meeting date and time at Cleveland Heights High School.

School Counselors
Tandra Menefee
School Counselor: A-E
(216) 320-3090
Haethem Rasul
School Counselor: F-L
(216) 320-3057
Charlene Searcy
School Counselor: M-R
(216) 320-3006
Michael Murray
School Counselor: S-Z
(216) 320-3068
Jacqueline Blockson
Guidance Technician
College/Scholarship Zone
(216) 320-3065
Sherelle Rozier
Counseling Office
Administrative Assistant
(216) 320-3049

School Social Workers
Social, Emotional and 
Behavioral Support
9th Grade
Caryl Yoo
10th & 11th Grade
Allison Craig
12th Grade
Kristin Dadas

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